Park 51: America’s History of Fear

5 Sep

Interesting piece in today’s NYT: “America’s History of Fear
“We have a more glorious tradition intertwined in American history, one of tolerance, amity and religious freedom. Each time, this has ultimately prevailed over the Know Nothing impulse. Americans have called on moderates in Muslim countries to speak out against extremists, to stand up for the tolerance they say they believe in. We should all have the guts do the same at home.”

Op-Ed Columnist: America’s History of Fear (
Is Islamophobia the New Hysteria? (
David Bromwich: Cordoba House and Religious Freedom (
Timothy A. Ridout: Anti-Muslim Agitators Are Today’s Know Nothings (
Prejudice against Muslims reaching fever pitch (

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